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saren911

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#136642 4-Dec-2013 11:38
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Hi, I am visiting NZ for 3 months. I would like to know if my phone works well with the Skinny Sim (on the XT network)? I am interested in sending SMS (to local mobiles only). No roaming, no international, just the cheapest local SMS. Sending/recieving messages are more important for me than voice calls, or data. So, i am interested in the $8/month unlimited text. I have a Nokia C2 phone, which is 3G.

 

 

http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_c2_01-3638.php

 

 

I would like to visit semi-remote areas of NZ, however i only need coverage near towns. I have researched some options online, and it seems VODAPHONE (Prepay Smart), or 2DEGREES (Prepay Plus, with the $10 textpack) are 2 other options.

 

 

Please let me know if skinny will be suitable for my purposes. Thanks!

 

 

p.s. I bought the phone in Australia, it's now operting on Telestra network

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wongtop
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  #945269 4-Dec-2013 11:41
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If it is unlocked and works in rural areas of Australia on Telstra's NextG network, then it should work on Skinny.

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LivingSkinny
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  #946862 7-Dec-2013 00:17
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Hi

You can check your 'phones compatibility with our network here http://skinny.co.nz/2850_EN.htm

I
f compatible then from what you say the $8 Unlimited Texts Combo sounds perfect for your needs.

You can also check coverage for the areas you are visiting here http://skinny.co.nz/2485_EN.htm

If you have an NZ address for posting we currently have SIMS for only $2 in our online store https://skinny.co.nz/2860_EN.htm

New Zealand is a beautiful country - I hope you enjoy your stay.

Cheers

Paul


saren911

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  #946965 7-Dec-2013 10:42
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Thank you Paul the IMEI number check out. May i also purchase a SIM in store in Christchurch, is there a different price for instore purchase? In addition to the unlimited text, which is pefect for me. What would you suggest if I need to make a call or two every week on top of that. The standard call rates are a little high, but i don't need for example 100minutes either, just a couple outgoing calls every now and then.



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  #946967 7-Dec-2013 10:44
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saren911: Thank you Paul the IMEI number check out. May i also purchase a SIM in store in Christchurch, is there a different price for instore purchase? In addition to the unlimited text, which is pefect for me. What would you suggest if I need to make a call or two every week on top of that. The standard call rates are a little high, but i don't need for example 100minutes either, just a couple outgoing calls every now and then.


If you take the  $16 prepay pack you will also be able to text and call back to Ozz..




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  #947009 7-Dec-2013 11:47
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old3eyes:
saren911: Thank you Paul the IMEI number check out. May i also purchase a SIM in store in Christchurch, is there a different price for instore purchase? In addition to the unlimited text, which is pefect for me. What would you suggest if I need to make a call or two every week on top of that. The standard call rates are a little high, but i don't need for example 100minutes either, just a couple outgoing calls every now and then.


If you take the  $16 prepay pack you will also be able to text and call back to Ozz..


For just the odd call if you are on the $8 plan then you would pay $0.39c per minute to NZ phones.  This is the lowest prepaid standard rate in the country.  If on a Combo (e.g. the $8 unlimited text) we also have a special rate of $0.06c per minute to Australian Landlines and $0.25c per minute to Australian mobiles.

You can buy SIMS in stores for $4.  You can find a store here https://www.skinny.co.nz/2480_EN.htm

Cheers

Paul




saren911

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  #947423 8-Dec-2013 12:44
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Thanks Paul, actually i don't need to call AUS, i meant to say the odd call to NZ mobiles. I will def get the $8 unlimited text, and on top of that i will need to make a call or two/week.

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  #947478 8-Dec-2013 15:27
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saren911: Thanks Paul, actually i don't need to call AUS, i meant to say the odd call to NZ mobiles. I will def get the $8 unlimited text, and on top of that i will need to make a call or two/week.


You sure you dont want the $16 one? it has 180 minutes and 1gb data



saren911

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  #947927 9-Dec-2013 12:08
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Well i don't actually have any use for data, i just send texts, and the very occasional call. Other than that i have no uses. Otherwise ya the $16 bundle would be worthwhile for me.

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